Voters celebrate outside a polling station in Highfield, Harare, Zimbabwe, on Monday.  Photograph: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg

Change: the word tumbled from Mabel Maponga’s lips when she was asked what she hoped to achieve by voting in Zimbabwe’s general election on Monday. A(...)

Zimbabwe’s president, Emmerson Mnangagwa: has repeatedly stated he wants to build a new Zimbabwe but  much of the oppressive legislation introduced by Mugabe remains. Photograph: Jekesai Njikizana/AFP/Getty

With only months to go to a general election in Zimbabwe that citizens hope will mark the beginning of a new democratic era, social justice activists (...)

Supporters of Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF party celebrate their victory in Zimbabwe’s election last weekend. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

Zimbabwe’s electoral commission has confirmed that hundreds of thousands of voters were disenfranchised in last week’s disputed election, but the figu(...)

Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace (R) arrive to address the final campaign rally of his ZANU-PF party in Harare. Photograph: Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters.

Zimbabwe’s prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai vowed to pack entrenched president Robert Mugabe off into retirement at a thunderous final campaign rally (...)